Rina Sawayama
15th May 2020 - 8:00 pm
Gorilla
14+

“Being east Asian and trying to be a pop singer in the UK where there is no precedent has sometimes been quite hard,” says London-based musician and model Rina Sawayama. “There aren’t many east Asian singers in the western pop world.”

Sawayama’s music, which she describes as “cute R&B with a subliminal pop sheen”, takes influence from her early childhood in Tokyo, where she weaned herself on J-pop (having “literally missed the boat” on the Spice Girls). Her glistening track “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome”, the first from her planned album, tingles with a Justin Timberlake-esque guitar hook and spotlights anxiety in the digital age.

Please note, Rina Sawayama is partnering with PLUS1 so that £1 from every ticket sold on her upcoming tour will go to support ClientEarth and their work to protect the planet and the people who live on it. www.clientearth.org.

Venue

Gorilla 54-56 Whitworth St
Manchester M1 5WW
UK